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FSW History Professor Receives National Grant For “Lynching in LaBelle” Project

March 22, 2021

FEBRUARY 4, 2021 – LABELLE, FLA – Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) history professor Brandon Jett was recently awarded a $4,500...

“Crown Jewel of Fort Myers Beach!” McKeown Authors First-Ever Mound House Book

January 21, 2021

By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com While the iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach traces its history back over 2,000 years to...

Shangri-La Springs Offers Organic Garden Tours

December 9, 2020

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2020) – Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is again offering organic...

Mound House Marks 5th Anniversary!

November 24, 2020

New Book & Store Sale Celebrate Milestone By Gary Mooneythewritestuff25@gmail.com The iconic Mound House on Fort Myers Beach, one of...

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2020 General Election Information And Guides: Important Information For Registered Voters In Lee County

October 30, 2020

The general election is rapidly approaching and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect Lee County, voters are encouraged to prepare as they head to the polls. Deciding how to vote ahead of time will minimize last-minute stress on the election system. Lee County will vote on more than just...

Tampa Museum Of Art Celebrates Stories Of Women

July 15, 2020

Tampa, FL – The Tampa Museum of Art opens a brand new exhibition, HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women. Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, the exhibition explores the story of women in the ancient world through the depictions of goddesses, heroines, mythological characters, and everyday women in the...

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Launches Virtual Tour

July 6, 2020

BIG CYPRESS SEMINOLE RESERVATION, Fla.  (June 25, 2020) – The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum announced today the highly anticipated release of its first virtual tour.  Although the Museum is currently closed to the public, visitors from anywhere can now view the permanent and temporary exhibits that help share the Seminole...

Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed

Florida History: Ku Klux Klan exposed

June 2, 2020

Stetson Kennedy is known for being an author of several books and exposing the Ku Klux Klan. For more Florida history, check out Florida Time, a weekly column and newsletter that features Sunshine State everything. Sign up by texting FLORIDATIME to 33777. Stetson Kennedy appeared to be a proud member...

Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed

Florida launch range remains open; Falcon 9 mission postponed

April 17, 2020

If you would like to see more articles like this please support our coverage of the space program by becoming a Spaceflight Now Member . If everyone who enjoys our website helps fund it, we can expand and improve our coverage further. File photo of a Falcon 9 launch from...

Rapid COVID-19 testing slowly ramping up in Florida

Rapid COVID-19 testing slowly ramping up in Florida

April 17, 2020

Comprehensive rapid COVID-19 testing has been the holy grail in tracking the disease and is a pivotal component in plans to get the grounded economy up-and-running. Yet, in Florida, as elsewhere across the country, testing for the disease is episodic and restricted. Eligibility for a test requires permission from a...

Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs dies of cancer

Florida State Rep. Kristin Jacobs dies of cancer

April 17, 2020

By: WCTV Eyewitness News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The environmentally focused Florida state Representative Kristin Jacobs has died after a bout with colon cancer. The Democrat from Broward county was 60 years old. She began her political career in 1998 as a county commissioner in Broward. Her time there lasted...

Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 23 new cases in Lee County, state cases top 15,000

Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 23 new cases in Lee County, state cases top 15,000

April 17, 2020

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 15,456 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 15,003 Florida residents and 453 non-Florida residents. There are 309 deaths reported and 1,955 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health . There have been 144,570 tests administered in...

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Hurricane Preparedness for Pets

Submitted By: Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM With every hurricane, we learn new lessons about being prepared and disaster planning. Hurricane Ian was no exception. It

June Programs At Riverdale Public Library

Submitted By: Courtney Barr Next month’s roster of activities at Riverdale Public Library offers topics for all ages. The following activities are free to the

Fringe Fort Myers

Mark your calendars for SWFL’s first Fringe Fort Myers! Fringe Fort Myers, presented by the Alliance for the Arts June 1st – 4th, is the

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